Today I am releasing a preview of one of the stories in my Tales From The Scribe collection. It is from the story called – Dance From the Gods. I hope you enjoy.

Tales From The Scribe: A Collection

Meeting

Ryukan hurried through the forest, his breath coming faster. He needed to find the holy water before he made his way home. Tonight was an important night for him as Ryukan was making his debut and his mother would never forgive him if he failed to show up without the water gift. The hunter knew he was getting closer, the trees had mossy sections on their trunks, that only water could provide. The sunlight flittered through the canopy of leaves that made the ground seem like it was swirling. Taking a few steps forward, careful not to break any branches or disturb the holy place, he stopped, tilting his head to the side. Very faintly the sound of trickling water could be heard.

Ryukan lifted a tree branch gently and ducked under it, making his way to the sound. Glancing around this area of the forest he smelled the scent of water again, this time slightly stronger. The smell was sharp, with a clear tone that was invaded with the musty and deeply pervasive scent of earth. He took a deeper breath, something inside him loosening in contentment. He could stay here forever. The flap of a wing and the shadow flying towards him on the ground was his only warning of the swooping Magga Bird.

Ryukan swore and ducked, but not quick enough to avoid losing a few strands of hair. Slight pain lanced through his scalp, Ryukan looked at the slight smudge of blood on his hand from where he touched his head. It was no use shaking his fist at the Magga Bird, it only tilted it’s head and stared. The hunter knew it had been a sign from the Gods to get moving, he couldn’t stay here forever. It would be dark soon and he needed to be back for the Great Festival.

Giving the Magga Bird a nod of gratitude, he changed direction and followed his nose and as the trees thinned out he could make out the sound and then shine of the river he sought. Ryukan pushed through the foliage and stopped as he came across a vision he had never seen before, one that could get him into a lot more trouble than just being late.

If you would like to find out what Ryukan sees, then you can get the collection at these places.

Smashwords

Amazon (Kindle & Paperback)

Kobo

Book Depository

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